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Birjia language

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Birjia language

Native to India
Ethnicity Asur people (Birjia)
Native speakers
25,000  (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bix
Glottolog bijo1238[2]

The Birjia language, also known as Binjhia or Bijori, is a Munda language of India. Anderson (2008:195), based on Prasad (1961:314), suggests that Birjia (Binjhia) may in fact be an Indo-Aryan language, even though the Birjia are an ethnic subgroup of the Asuri tribe, along with the Asur proper and the Agariya.


  1. ^ Birjia at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bijori". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Anderson, Gregory D.S (ed). 2008. The Munda languages. Routledge Language Family Series 3.New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-32890-X.

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